Enable Cost Management Blade for CSP Partners & Customers
Opening on behalf of customer. IT would be great to enable the Cost Management Blade in portal.azure.com for CSP. This would not only give customers the ability to better monitor their spendin by resource/resource group but also allow partners to do so as well.
The usage file and invoice do not show information based on resource or resource group which poses challenges in understand how much a service actually costs.
I am opening this feedback up as part of SR #118030717768771 on behalf of the customer
This is definitely coming!
Raju Golla commented
we as client ending up accepting what our MSP provided invoice and checking our resources usage via MSP provisioned portal.
it is useful to cross check and compare when the same usage, billing information is available via Azure portal as well.
whats the state here now? i cannot see any changes for my subscriptions as an indirect CSP partner.
all our customer in CSP have MS-AZR-014P offer,
Functions cost management in Azure not work yet.
Is there a date when it will be published for our customers?
Andre Künnemann commented
is this only working for direct CSP Partner?
We use a Microsoft-distributor to get the azure subscription for our customers.
So we are an indirect CSP.
Does someone has an idea?
how this can be enabled:
- Customer has to agree to new Microsoft Customer Agreement
- Azure subscription needs to be transitioned to new Azure plan: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/partner-center/azure-plan-get-started
- Then partner can access Cost Management for the customer from the Partner's Azure Portal and give customer access: https://docs.microsoft.com/en-us/azure/cost-management/get-started-partners
Bas Pruijn commented
as far as I can see, I (as a CSP Partner) can access the cost management in my customers subscription, but I seen now way to authorize my client to access this blade. Can you explain how you made this possible?
Finn Haukebøe commented
After nov. 1st you should be able to get into a customer's subscriptions (partner.microsoft.com/commerce/customers/XXXXXXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXX-XXXXXXXXXXXX/subscriptions), and click on a button that says "Transition billing to Azure Plan". After that, Cost Management should be available.
Andre Künnemann commented
for us as a CSP it would be nice to know when it will be possible for our customer to see the prices for Azure products. One of my customer wants to discontinue using it only because of that "price-Problem"
Does anyone have a concrete date?
is this part of the changes from https://blogs.partner.microsoft.com/mpn/expanding-partner-opportunities-with-azure-csp/ ?
if yes, 1st november already passed, i cannot see these changes?
Looks like we are getting somewhere :-)
Update September 20, 2019: To ensure we provide the best partner and customer experiences at launch, we are moving the launch date of the new commerce experience for Azure in CSP from October 2019 to 1 November, 2019
Shawn Akins commented
Any update on this? my CSP customers are wanting to go Pay as you go because of this.
Jayesh Maduskar commented
Less Transparency in the Billing and usage before the invoicing is really impacting us to map and manage customer. In most of the cases customer expands there business by looking on the current cost utilization which we are lacking in the CSP account.
It is a much needed ask .
Jose Manuel García commented
Andrew Halbert commented
Please update this!
Our customers experience a shortcoming in comparison to a normal pay-as-you-go (PAYG) subscription.The PAYG subscription has the pricing details for all resources and all the different reports and cost analysis that makes it much more transparent and pleasant to calculate the cost. A subscription within a CSP subscription lacks this functionality/information and just displays a message that the cost is not available. This also applies when a new resource is to be created. This makes it much harder for a customer to have an overview of the cost.
As a CSP we'd like to either add a markup, or upload a pricing sheet to the portal thus allowing the customer to obtain estimated pricing. It should be possible to add a generic Markup / pricing sheet as well as one per customer. Adding a disclaimer should also be possible.
Looking forward to get updates on this case as it seems to be quite common. Thanks.
Daniel Björk commented
ETA please? We cant use Cloudyn since it been suspended so we basically cant manage our CSP clients costs.
Alfredo Porto commented
Please Update with an ETA
Thomas Warnick commented
we need it.
Dean Navarro commented
Requesting Status Update or ETA:
New clients are becoming less and less forgiving on this as we migrate IT Infrastructures into Azure and this is beginning to hinder our efficiency of on-boarding new clients.
we defnitley need this. we cannot estimate any costs right now because we just dont get any info about how the costs were created in the CSP subscription.